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Educational Elements for Healthy Aging

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.912136, PP. 1854-1871

Keywords: Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Quality of Life, Old Man, Education, Positive Psychology

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The article attempts to examine aspects of aging, in a positive sense, understanding Education as an aid to preventative measures in the health-care of the elderly, leading to aspects of health and quality of life, emotional health and well-being of the elderly within the framework of Positive Psychology, and its application to educational activities for the elderly. Health is currently a highly popular topic of discourse in all media platforms. Doctors and professionals in the field, in addition to other interested public bodies, comment daily on the issues involved in this topic and, principally, there is now a concern with the planning of preventative measures, as a factor that can guarantee a better quality of life and greater longevity. In addition to the discussions between the authors within the research group Teaching and Learning in Biomedical Gerontology of PUCRS, we used elements developed in our classes in Biomedical Gerontology with our students1.


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